Structure of intact FADD (MORT1)

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 25 
  • Selection Criteria: 25 structures for lowest energy 

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The Structure of FADD and Its Mode of Interaction with Procaspase-8

Carrington, P.E.Sandu, C.Wei, Y.Hill, J.M.Morisawa, G.Huang, T.Gavathiotis, E.Wei, Y.Werner, M.H.

(2006) Mol Cell 22: 599-610

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molcel.2006.04.018
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    The structure of FADD has been solved in solution, revealing that the death effector domain (DED) and death domain (DD) are aligned with one another in an orthogonal, tail-to-tail fashion. Mutagenesis of FADD and functional reconstitution with its binding partners define the interaction with the intracellular domain of CD95 and the prodomain of procaspase-8 and reveal a self-association surface necessary to form a productive complex with an activated "death receptor." The identification of a procaspase-specific binding surface on the FADD DED suggests a preferential interaction with one, but not both, of the DEDs of procaspase-8 in a perpendicular arrangement. FADD self-association is mediated by a "hydrophobic patch" in the vicinity of F25 in the DED. The structure of FADD and its functional characterization, therefore, illustrate the architecture of key components in the death-inducing signaling complex.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, Box 42, New York, New York 10021, USA.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
FADD protein191Homo sapiensMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: FADDMORT1
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Find proteins for Q13158 (Homo sapiens)
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PHAROS:  Q13158
GTEx:  ENSG00000168040 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 25 
  • Selection Criteria: 25 structures for lowest energy 

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2006-06-27
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2021-10-20
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Experimental preparation